What is Forensic Psychology? //

Any application of psychology in the legal system can be considered forensic psychology. Often forensic psychologists are hired to conduct court-ordered evaluations or court-ordered therapy (drug and alcohol, sex offenders, anger management, etc).

Bliss Psychological Services, LLC is a Pittsburgh-based forensic psychology private practice. Much of the work I do specializes in children and adolescents or families. This includes completing diagnostic, psychoeducational, or court-ordered evaluations (competency to stand trial or risk assessments) of children/adolescents, as well as evaluations for child protective services or custody cases. I have years of experience working with children and have received special training working with traumatized or abused children. However, I also offer many forensic services to adults as well and have also received special training working with adults in forensic settings. Please review the lists of services I provide, or contact the office to discuss your individual case and needs. 

I enjoy working with and ultimately helping families. I am competent in conducting evaluations (such as custody or parenting capacity) for the courts, as well as court-ordered therapeutic services (such as coparenting counseling). My goal is to help strengthen families and determine what is in the best interests of the child.